|Artwork by Badban, Iranian cartoonist|
According to the reports received by the “Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran” (HRDAI), a prisoner was hanged in Zahedan central prison at dawn this morning.
On Monday morning, January 7, 2012, Javad Rafiee, 50 years old, was hanged in Zahedan central prison after 6 years of being imprisoned. The jail officials removed him from the ward after deceiving his cellmates the day before his execution. He was once moved into the quarantine solitary confinements on Saturday Dec. 29, 2012 for inhuman execution verdict. But when the officials’ intention was disclosed, they inevitably returned him back on the fear of the prisoners’ riot.
The policy of execution of the political prisoners, group hangings of regular prisoners and bloody suppression of Iranian people is adopted by Ali Khamnei. This policy is implemented by Mullahs’ network, specially mullah Sadegh Larijani, head of Judiciary –appointed by Khamenei- one of the criminals against humanity and Mullah Moslehi, Minister of Intelligence and Sohrab Soleymani, Head of the Prisons’ Organization of I.R.I.
Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran condemns the daily group executions in Iran led by the Mullahs for creating fear atmosphere in the society. We urge the UN Secretary General, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and other international authorities to refer the Mullah Ali Khamenei’s dossier to the international judiciary bodies for trial to end the violations of human rights and crime against humanity in Iran.